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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Rigorous or despotic control: ruled the nation with an iron fist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Ruthless control.
  • n. Symbol of an army's tank or cavalry branch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. rigorous or ruthless control


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